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Romanelli Elected Chair

October 26, 2005

Frank Romanelli has been elected Chair of the APhA- APRS Clinical Sciences Section. Way to go Frank!

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Smith Publishes Several Articles

October 26, 2005

Kelly Smith, Pharm.D., associate professor, has recently had articles published in the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, and the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Their citations follow: Miller A, Ball A, Smith KM, McAllister J. ASHP clinical skills competition: a problem-solving framework. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2005;62:2236-8. Smith KM, Romanelli F. Use of an electronic survey to assess the training and practice experiences of pharmacy residency graduates. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2005;62:2283-8.

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Foster to Chair Multiple USP Committees

October 26, 2005

Tom Foster has been elected by the USP Convention to serve as Chairman of the Biopharmaceutics Expert Committee of the United States Pharmacopeia for the 2005-2010 Cycle. Foster was also selected to serve on the Nomenclature and Labeling Expert Committee of USP, and we be chairing the Nominations Committee for the 2005-2010 cycle.

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O'Neal, Lewis Honored During Lyman T. Johnson Awards Banquet

October 26, 2005

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy alumnus Welton O'Neal Jr., Pharm.D., a member of the Class of 1982, and fourth-year pharmacy student Ashley Lewis, a 2006 Pharm.D. candidate, were honored during the 15th Annual Lyman T. Johnson Alumni Awards Banquet being held Oct. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. "Upholding the Torch of Excellence" was the theme of this year's banquet where each UK college selected an alumni, faculty or staff person as well as a student to received the Torch of Excellence Award and Torch Bearer Award.

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Pharmacy Researchers Team with ChemPharma to Develop Treatments for People Exposed to Dirty Bomb

October 17, 2005

Researchers from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy's Center for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (CPST), in partnership with ChemPharma International, a Richmond-based pharmaceutical company, have received $1.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop treatments to be used in radiation emergencies such as after exposure to dirty bombs.

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Wermeling Awarded Patent

September 26, 2005

In September, Dan Wermeling, along with other faculty in the College of Engineering, was awarded a patent for a programmable multi-dose intranasal drug delivery device by the United States Government.

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College Launches State Tour to Discuss Pharmacist Shortage

September 12, 2005

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Dean Kenneth B. Roberts, Ph.D., will meet with pharmacists in 20 communities across Kentucky in the next four months to discuss pharmacy education needs in the state. Programs and meetings are being planned in additional communities during the legislative session as well as next spring and summer.

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Thinking of Pharmacy as a Career? Find Out More!

September 12, 2005

The UK College of Pharmacy will host two Open House programs for students interested in pharmacy. On Saturday, Oct. 22, an Open House will be held for current college students. The second program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 for high school students. Both programs will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is required. Find out more and reserve your spot by clicking here or call (859) 323-2755.

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Jay Presents Posters at AACP meeting

August 03, 2005

Susan Jay presented two posters last month at the AACP annual meeting in Cincinnati. The first poster was entitled "Involving Students in the Development of Testable Assessments to Improve Performance." This poster presented information on an attempt to involve students in the development of testable assessments to increase their accuracy in simulated practice activities.

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Faculty Member Leading Residency Training Nationally

August 03, 2005

Congratulations to Kelly M. Smith, PharmD; Associate Professor of Pharmacy; Director of the Drug Information Center; and Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director at the University of Kentucky for her appointment as Chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on Credentialing (2005-2006). The Commission on Credentialing is responsible for accreditation of more than 800 pharmacy residency and technician training programs thoughout the United States.

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